Diamond McCarthy’s International Practice features a highly skilled, hands-on team focused on international arbitration and cross-border disputes with complex issues and substantial dollar amounts at stake. Our team includes lawyers with on-the-ground experience in jurisdictions around the globe, allowing us to build on decades of success in our transnational litigation and U.S.-based arbitration practice.
Diamond McCarthy’s International Practice includes complex cross-border court work and International Arbitration (commercial and investment, as well as maritime boundary issues), with special focus on the natural resources and energy sectors. Our focus within energy and natural resources has evolved significantly over decades of representing clients from our origins in the oil patch of Texas to where we are trusted to represent them in transnational disputes across the globe with active instructions in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. The firm’s cross-border work evolved due to the growth of our business and insolvency litigation practice which involved parties and claims in jurisdictions around the world. Diamond McCarthy’s international arbitration work is closely aligned with the firm’s decade long US-based arbitration practice concentrating in arbitrations under AAA/ICDR and FINRA Rules. Some of our senior partners are devote all of their practice to Arbitrator work, and have been involved in over 200 cases in recent years under those rules.
The firm regularly handles bet the company cases with disputed amounts in the billions of dollars. Our instructions range across a variety of industries and jurisdictions, from mining cases in Africa to software licensing disputes in Singapore. The group also provides advisory and representational work on mining and energy, with a particular focus in the Middle East and Africa.
Our diverse client list includes sovereigns, Fortune 500 and FTSE100 companies, multinational corporations, financial institutions, project developers and various players in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, from trustees and receivers to creditors and investors.
Global Reach and Capabilities
Diamond McCarthy’s international lawyers are multilingual, culturally diverse and admitted to practice in several jurisdictions, including England and Wales, India, Mexico and many U.S. states. Clients have access to our well-curated and vast global network of foreign counsel developed through decades of international practice. With our collaborative team approach, we provide end-to-end dispute resolution capabilities in key jurisdictions throughout the world, from Europe, the Middle East and Africa to Asia, the CIS and Latin America.
The firm maintains strong partnerships with the London-based barrister community and has an established record of arbitration-related court work. Additionally, the practice has strong capabilities in US court work in support of international proceedings, including enforcement of awards and Section 1782 discovery.
Broad Experience in Every International Arbitration Forum
Diamond McCarthy lawyers are in high demand worldwide to act as advocates, advisors and neutral arbitrators under the major arbitral frameworks, including:
- International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
- International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
- United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
- London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
- Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
- Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
- International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
- Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
- American Arbitration Association (AAA)
- Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)